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Athos Main Dining Room - Athos Restaurant, Albany, NY

Athos Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1730 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
Athos Restaurant was voted as one of the top 50 Greek restaurants in America by the National Herald, and is the Capital District’s only restaurant devoted to serving Classic Greek Cuisine.

Whether you relax in our Taverna bar area, enjoy the comfort of our main dining room, or dine outside on our summer patio... at Athos, you will experience exceptional Greek Cuisine and the warmth of Greek hospitality (Philoxonia).

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Halal

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (518) 608-6400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Lou Agostinello

  • Catering

    Off-premise corporate and private catering services are available to suit any budget and occasion. Please contact us for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Unique private dining facilities are available for personal and business events. Please contact us for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Christopher Cropsey: (518) 608-6400

  • Neighborhood

    Albany

  • Cross street

    Kraus Road

  • Parking details

    On-premise lighted private lot.

  • Entertainment

    Every Friday enjoy recognized local jazz musicians performing in the Athos Taverna from 7:00pm until 10:00pm. Ask about our next Greek Night, with live music and dancing.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,730 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Healthy

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  1. JG

    JomarieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The overall experience was very pleasant. The hospitality was above and beyond. The menu is very nice with some added items. The food was quite good. They hadn’t yet had a liquor license and we would have enjoyed some Greek wine with our food but understand the nuances while transitioning. We would certainly return again.
  2. GK

    GerriK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Power went out as we ordered, but staff handled it beautifully and we enjoyed an excellent dinner by cellphone light.
  3. BF

    BeanyFox

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    My husband liked his salmon souvlaki; I didn't love my grilled eggplant, which was undercooked and greasy. Pita was good, as were potatoes. We were brought a dip we hadn't ordered (and charged for it!) - that was good, too. Service was good, but it took 30 min. for food to arrive, despite the restaurant being fairly empty. Dessert was ice cream with (supposedly) baklava pieces - there were next to none, and what there were were so small that you couldn't taste them.
  4. A

    Arnr

    Miami

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent and plentiful. The service could have been better in pacing. For example, the soup, which should have been first, was brought out after the appetizers. Also the temporary no-wine policy should have been posted on the website.
  5. E

    Eway

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and great unique desserts (loved the kunefe) Best moussaka!
  6. R

    Robertc

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    New owners have changed the menu somewhat. Party of 5 we all enjoyed our appetizers and entrees. No liquor license yet. Owner was very solicitous, brought us baklava and had a nice chat with us. I’m sure it will be a popular place once they can serve alcohol.
  7. C

    nanC

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner. Our server was helpful and attentive. The food was delicious. The owner came over to greet us bearing the most delicious pistachio baklava. I would return just for that!!!
  8. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My family was very pleased with our visit. Great restaurant with good service and good size menu. On the pricier side but is to be expected with the quality of the experience.
  9. DP

    DavidP

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife ordered the Bronzini whole grilled fish that was the best she ever had. It was perfectly cooked, juicy, fresh and mouth watering, highly recommended. I ordered the Moussaka, which came with a tomato sauce, which was excellent, also highly recommended. For the appetizer, we had the fried zucchini, this was under cooked, and was not as crispy as it should have been. Service was excellent, great restaurant, we would definitely go back. New owners, waiting for their liquor license.
  10. JM

    JenniferM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant is between owners so we were disappointed that there was no alcohol license. But otherwise the dinner was very good.
  11. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Owners, Ali and Chef Fratz are awesome and visited our table. The food is awesome, modern touches on Greek/ Mediterranean classics. You will leave with a smile.
  12. P

    Phil

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    For the mid to high end look of the restaurant and the food prices the experience was def lacking. Without trying to be dramatic, I'd put the food preparation and quality around a TGI Friday's. This was our second time dining here, not sure if I'd go again without a Groupon...
  13. JB

    JuneB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant. The staff are so friendly and attentive. Food was amazing! Can’t wait to go back again.
  14. RS

    RickS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stumbled upon Athos because we were looking for a Mediterranean/Greek restaurant open on a Monday. What good fortune to find Athos! We were greeted warmly and from there our experience only got better. The restaurant recently came under new ownership of the chef and his brother. Because of that change, their liquor license was still in process, but the restaurant had made this clear on their website, and also followed up with a phone call once we made our reservation to be sure we understood that they could not serve and we could not bring in liquor. That is truly proactive customer service. We love wine and cocktails, but we will experience those the next time we dine at Athos. There is a beautiful bar area which will no doubt please many patrons in the future. We were more interested in the wonderful menu, and we were not disappointed. The delicious food more than compensated for no liquor. We started with a trio of three Greek spreads. We could have made a meal off the warm pita and lovely variety. Next we shared the seasonal salad of arugula, almonds, blueberries, strawberries and goat cheese (which the restaurant was happy to swap for feta) with a blueberry mint dressing. So tasty and fresh! Our main course consisted of the sea bass entree, as well as lamb lollipops and calimari from the appetizer section of the menu. Our server and the other dining room staff were excellent and attentive. One of the finest meals we have enjoyed in the Capital Region in our 30+ years of living here! We also enjoyed talking with the chef and his brother who emphasize how much they want their diners to be happy! Mission accomplished! We were very happy!
  15. t

    tigger

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious! It took a little longer to get our dinner after the appetizer but it was worth the wait.
  16. SF

    SharmanF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this place because their menu has an assortment of non everything food, .... gluten free, vegeterian, lactose free, peanut free, etc etc. My daughter and granddaughter are both Celiac and are thrilled with the size of the gluten free food they can pick from. I had a chicken slovaki dish that was delicious. I brought half of it home, I don't eat alot. Yummy and I'll go back for sure. Once they get their liquor license it'll be even better. But we were driving so we didn't mind no liquor, no tempting to have a drink.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I've been to Athos several times and was looking forward to going. Both my dining companion & I were disappointed with our entrees. They both felt they were bland and lacking the normal flavor. Also lacking was the side vegetables that were definitely reminiscent of frozen bagged vegetables. The highlight of the meal was the hummus & pita appetizer.. I know the restaurant is changing hands, so hopefully this was just a blip in the transition. I would definitely give them another chance. The service was excellent as always.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!
  19. j

    jayg

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Need to find reliable wait staff hand have more than 1 Waitress per night. Because there was only one it to a very long time for everything but otherwise everything else was OUTSTANDING!
  20. L

    Lucy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    food did not meet our expectation, and not all menu was available; They did not inform me that there were some menu or ingredient that were not available; they called me to inform me that alcohol was not available after reservation, but not a word for the limited menu.
  21. SB

    SandraB

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are repeat customers & brought out of town family here for a SUPER dining experience !
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going for years, but this was the first time under new management. The food was excellent and you could start to see to refinements to the menu. The fish was fresh and spectacular. The new owner was very gracious coming over to the table and taking about his goals. Definitely top on our list for another visit.
  23. AC

    AllisonC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food delicious, wait staff and service is beyond excellent. However noise level is very high. One or us has hearing impairment and had difficulty in communicating and hearing us.
  24. RC

    RevCorbie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very busy evening, but the coffered ceilings and strategically placed screens kept the noise level very tolerable. O Service was impeccable. I can only say that our waiter, Tanner, was "cheerfully conspiratorial" in terms of what mysterious ingredient I was tasting in a dish. He had thoughtful suggestions on how to make the most of our meal choices, and managed to find the sweet spot in being both attentive and unobtrusive, assuring that we were happy and well looked after. (Our reservation file is now in the system marked as asking for Tanner whenever he is there.) The meal -- from the amazing potato and caramelized red onion soup (Carle) to the thin-as-a-whisper marinated and baked zucchini chips we shared (not a bit greasy and still full of juicy zucchini flavor), his moussaka and my vegetarian plate (with an eggplant rola, brilliant stuffed grape leaves that were NOT like your usual soggy mess but cigar-length crispy delights, and fabulous spaknikopita) were just glorious. The tiniest downside was that they were OUT of the desserts that we'd been hoping for. But the place was full, so it was understandable. The restaurant is apparently under brand-new ownership, and I had a chance to compliment the new owner/manager. Let's hope that all the wonderful things we love about Athos remain while they put their own stamp on its offerings.
  25. s

    seniorlady

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food is delicious. Morgan was lovely and considerate. Will go back. Heater on outdoor patio is great!
  26. MG

    M5GH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in the mediterranean style with tasty and health menu selection. Attentive service with prompt seating at the reserved time. Among the best in NY capital district.
  27. BD

    BethD

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Seven senior citizens. Had trouble conversing due to extreme noise level. Otherwise totally happy.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Birthday dinner
  29. BN

    BernardN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had another wonderful dinner with friends in the small room. Food and service was excellent. I had the lamb youvetsi and it was delicious.
  30. D

    Dennis

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have now eaten here twice (once in dining room and once in Taverna) and have been very satisfied both times - excellent service.
  31. JW

    JaneW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of four had a wonderful experience at Athos. The pita was warm, soft, and delicious and our Greek salad for four very satisfying. We shared the calamari with three delicious dips. My daughter and sister had the seafood pasta and loved it. They said the lobster in the pasta was a generous portion. I had the moussaka and my husband the pasticheo (sp?). They were delicious. Our server could not have been lovelier, and we enjoy the atmosphere at Athos. The partitions really keep the noise at a reasonable level.
  32. MA

    MARCOL

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time visit my son in Albany we all enjoy a nine dinner by Athos, good service and food always.
  33. C

    Casey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food ... the food, from appetizers to salad to entrees to desserts, all was excellent. Makes for a great dining experence
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The food was pretty good but the service was terrible! We waited close to an hour for our entrées to be served. Other than an apology, we did not receive anything for our patience. Will not return.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and the service was wonderful. It was noisy, but we could still hear each other
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Disappointing avegolemeno soup. It was more like an average chicken soup.
  37. c

    cynk

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food choices. Delicious meal and nice atmosphere. Great service.
  38. JL

    JoanneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything delicious as usual. Our favorite Greek Restaurant
  39. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always at the best Greek restaurant in the capital district.
  40. RT

    RT2015

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went here to celebrate a birthday and received a complimentary dessert. Would come back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Athos Restaurant using the Order Online button. Athos Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 608-6400.

Athos Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1730 OpenTable diners.

Athos Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Athos Restaurant

1814 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kraus Road

  • Neighborhood

    Albany

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Halal

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    On-premise lighted private lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lou Agostinello

  • Entertainment

    Every Friday enjoy recognized local jazz musicians performing in the Athos Taverna from 7:00pm until 10:00pm. Ask about our next Greek Night, with live music and dancing.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (518) 608-6400

  • Catering

    Off-premise corporate and private catering services are available to suit any budget and occasion. Please contact us for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Unique private dining facilities are available for personal and business events. Please contact us for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Christopher Cropsey: (518) 608-6400

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